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We have a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. Our mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, customer-friendly transit options.

Our Maintenance division maintains hundreds of vehicles, including buses, vans and trucks.

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Maintenance Positions

Come join the team in one of these exciting career opportunities!

Journey Level Mechanics diagnose, repair and rebuild our CNG, diesel, and electric buses as needed, ensuring our top of the line fleet is running smoothly.

Preventative Maintenance Service Technicians perform routine service, inspection and minor repair to agency vehicles and equipment.

Apprentice Diesel Mechanics are a part of a State-approved apprenticeship program to become Journey Level Mechanics. This is an 8,000-hour program resulting in Journey Level Mechanic certification.

Body Repair Technicians perform skilled work repairing and refinishing our fleet including welding, painting and replacing parts.

Lead Mechanics oversee the day-to-day activities of Fleet Maintenance workforce and will assign and direct their work. The Lead Mechanic is relied on for coaching, mentoring, and resolving operational problems or issues as they arise.

Automotive Technicians diagnose, repair, and maintain our SHUTTLE, Vanpool, Non-revenue and Support Fleets. These dedicated professionals keep 700+ equipment assets in top running order.

Communications Technicians install, test and repair mobile and fixed-station equipment including ORCA, CAD/AVL, mobile surveillance systems, and communications systems.

Assistant Fleet Managers are responsible for managing day-to-day maintenance functions. The Assistant Fleet Managers are tasked with developing processes and technical procedures, managing moderate-sized projects, establishing priorities. As well as, managing, developing, mentoring, and evaluating represented personnel.

Bus Lot Attendants contribute to the success of Pierce Transits Operation and Maintenance by ensuring operational readiness and efficient use of transit coaches and trolleys, assigning coaches to routes, and maintaining coach availability for scheduled maintenance.

Service Station Attendants work to ensure that the fleet is fueled, fluids are topped off and buses are cleaned overnight so that they are ready for service the next morning.

Fleet Care Attendants provide routine cleaning and sanitation services to agency buses, vans and vehicles to ensure our drivers and passengers have a clean enjoyable ride.

Transit Maintenance Workers perform general cleaning of work areas in the Feet Maintenance building as well as assist mechanics by pressure washing engines, transmissions, and other large vehicle components. This position may also be cross trained as a Service Station Attendant and Fleet Care Attendant.

Upholsterers repair and replace seats and upholstery in agency vehicles. They also operate table and or band saws and sewing machines.


Benefits

Excellent Benefits! Pierce Transit’s total employment package includes competitive wages as well as excellent benefits. Employees of Pierce Transit are not required to contribute to Social Security. You and your family can choose to be covered by one of our medical and dental plans. Benefits also include life insurance, employee assistance and long-term disability plans.

Many of the maintenance jobs also have safety incentives, tool allowances and certification pay available!

Retirement

As a public sector employee, you are included in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are eligible to participate in a Deferred Compensation (457) plan for tax-deferred retirement investment with an employer match.

Paid Training

We provide our newly hired fleet maintenance employees with paid CDL training, which includes classroom and coach driving practice instruction. Pierce Transit does not require new hires to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or prior transit driving experience (only the CDL Permit Class B with Commercial endorsement is required for new hires).

Career Growth

Pierce Transit ensures employees have access to professional development and career opportunities. We offer a generous tuition assistance program for employment related tuition.

A few words from our Fleet Maintenance Employees and Commissioner

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“I enjoy the positive work environment and dedication from the night crew. They are fun to be around, hardworking, creative and passionate.”
– Marah, Assistant Manager

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“The work is rewarding and I enjoy building strong friendships here.”
– Elise, Service Station Attendant

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“I am so proud of the dedicated workers at this agency for their courage and grit to show up every day and provide the high-quality, safe transportation services our county deserves.”
–Victoria Woodards, Tacoma Mayor & Pierce Transit Commissioner

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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


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